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Experienced media recruitment consultants and TV professionals will talk you through the ideal structure, content, do’s and dont’s to really make your CV shine.

Using interactive examples, you will be guided through the process of identifying flaws in CV’s, to help you analyse your own, and also have the chance to ask the experts questions.  

Don’t get left in the pile! Sort your CV and give yourself the best chance of grabbing that job you’re after.

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Channel 4 announces new 4Skills career and development initiatives

The schemes will offer real-life work experience and insight into various careers within the industry.

The Channel 4 Production Trainee Scheme, Channel 4 Apprenticeships, 4Studio Placements and the Aspiring Lawyers partnership, together with the 4Skills projects to be announced later in 2021, will provide opportunities to more than 50 people across the Nations and Regions.

Careers in Tech in TV: What does the industry have to offer?

There has long been a technology skills gap in TV due to the competitive recruitment of graduates in related fields, and despite the best efforts of employers, that gap remains.

As Freeview’s Head of Technology Partnerships, Alex Russell, acknowledged, “It’s certainly true that companies like Google and other tech giants can pay higher graduate salaries. As a smaller company though we offer a different sort of environment with the same benefits around flexible working, an exciting range of projects, a great pension. It’s just about getting ourselves noticed.”

RTS Isle of Man talk to students at careers exhibition

Sam Bowers from RTS Futures and film-maker and lecturer Athena Mendis discussed the opportunities available to young people in the media industry. 

Mendis teaches production and screenwriting at Queen Mary University of London’s Department of Film Studies Department. She has made short films and documentaries, which have been screened at film festivals around the world.

She is currently in pre-production on two short films, Losing Grace and Daughter and in post-production with a documentary on the Greek diaspora of North London.

Industry professionals offer advice and opportunities at the RTS Futures Television Careers Fair

Voltage Television executive producer Amanda Lyon, who looks after BBC Two hit Inside the Factory: said: “I’ve never felt I’ve missed out on anything by being female.”

She was talking at the Wonder women” session, which brought together successful female TV executives in conversation with presenter Ria Hebden.

Vacancy: RTS Digital Intern

Deadline: Monday 22nd April @ 11:59pm 

Salary: London Living Wage

Length: 3 months with possibility to extend

 

The Royal Television Society is looking for a bright, energetic and enthusiastic intern to join our busy digital team. 

The Royal Television Society (RTS) is the UK and Ireland’s leading forum for television and related media. The RTS website has become a hub for TV-related news and features, building on the Society’s long history of awards and agenda-setting events.

BBC opens applications for Content Commissioner development programme

(Credit: BBC)

The broadcasting company is offering six training placements for talented TV professionals with a disability, and those from black, Asian, and minority backgrounds, to develop their commissioning skills.

Now in it’s third year, the six-month programme will place applicants into one of the BBC’s commissioning teams, including BBC Two, Arts, Drama, Entertainment, Popular Factual and Specialist Factual.

Young TV talent kickstart their careers at the RTS Futures Television Careers Fair 2019

A record 1,400 tickets were sold for the late January event, which featured expert panels and presentations from some of television’s leading lights.

Forty broadcasters, production companies and industry bodies set up home in the exhibition hall, dispensing advice to a stream of people hoping to break into the industry.

IMG Studios – whose clients include the Premier League and World Cup Rugby –brought six execs to a session on sports production.

RTS Midlands Careers Fair 2019

Take a look at who will be there:

4 Talent, Anna Valley, Asian Network, BBC Birmingham, BBC Sport, BBC Three, BBC WM, BBC Young Reporter, BECTU, BFI, Connect 2 TV, Doctors, Film Birmingham, Inside the Edit, ITV, ITV News Central, Mama Youth Project, NBC Universal, Presenter Promotions, RTS Membership and Student Awards, Rural Media, Screen Central, ScreenSkills, Searchlight, Staffordshire University, The Mill, The TV Festival, Triforce Creative Network, University of Worcester and The Writers’ Guild